AddressGeneral Pedro Garcia Conde No 303
Esquina Con Juan José Ríos
83150 Hermosillo, Sonora
Telephone: (+52) 662-210-5660
Announcement:20 July 1998
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication:5 December 1998 by Eran A. Call
Public Open House:15–19 February 2000
Dedication:27 February 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Site:1.54 acres | 0.6 hectares
Exterior Finish:White marble veneer
Architectural Features:Single attached spire with an angel Moroni statue
Ordinance Rooms:Two instruction rooms (two-stage progressive), two sealing rooms, and one baptistry
Total Floor Area:10,769 square feet | 1,000 square meters
Elevation:758 feet | 231 meters
The Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple is located on the eastern side of Hermosillo in the distinguished Pitic neighborhood, directly north of the stake center for the Hermosillo Mexico Pitic Stake. The temple faces Avenida Pedro García Conde, a beautifully landscaped boulevard with a center island featuring flowers, mature trees, benches, and red pavers.
In 1875, President Brigham Young called the first group of missionaries to Mexcio. By the next year, the first five converts in Mexico had been baptized just outside Hermosillo by Louis Garff and Meliton Trejo. Brother Trejo was a Spanish convert of two years who had received a compelling dream while serving as an officer in the Philippines that lead him to the United States in search of the Latter-day Saints.
Approximately 1,200 people attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Hermosillo Mexico Temple on December 5, 1998. Elder Eran A. Call, president of the Mexico North Area, presided. In his remarks, Elder Call said: "A temple is an island of importance in our eternal journey to return to the presence of our Father in Heaven and live with him again after this life. The work done in the temple is eternal. It is a work of love."
The groundbreaking ceremony for the Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremony for the Columbia South Carolina Temple.
Members were so eager to help during the construction of the Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple that they landscaped the boulevard in front of the temple and planted many flowers.
During the five-day public open house held for the Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple, 10,543 guests toured the building.
The Hermosillo Sonora Mexico Temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley—the day after he dedicated the Ciudad Juárez Mexico Temple—in four sessions on February 27, 2000. He and his wife, Majorie, were accompanied by Elder Henry B. Eyring of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and his wife, Kathleen, and Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen, president of the Mexico North Area, and his wife, Jeanine. There were 5,898 grateful members in attendance.